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Kimball Family Papers

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KIMBALL FAMILY PAPERS, 1804-1836, undated





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Kimball family
Title:Kimball Family Papers
Dates:1804/1836, undated
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Kimball Family Papers consist of deeds, receipts, insurance policies, probate documents, and other materials created by William Kimball (1758-1833) and his son, William Kimball, Jr. (1790-1855).
Collection Number:MSS 336

Series List

SERIES I. Deeds
SERIES II. Receipts
SERIES III. Insurance Policies
SERIES IV. Probate Documents
SERIES V. Miscellaneous Material

Scope and Content Note

The Kimball Family Papers consist of deeds, receipts, insurance policies, probate documents, and other materials created by William Kimball (1758-1833) and his son, William Kimball, Jr. (1790-1855). This collection is divided into five series.


Series I. Deeds includes the sale of one-half of a woodlot in Methuen, Mass., by William Kimball, Sr. to Joseph Williams; the sale of a pew in the Second Congregational (North) Church to William Kimball, Jr., from Porter Russell; and a deed for a plot of land in Newburyport from Thomas Davis to William Kimball, Jr.


Series II. Receipts includes a small account book for the year 1832, receipts for tuition, furniture, including a coffin, and a request for 24 gold necklaces.


Series III. Insurance Policies include five policies issued to William Kimball, Jr. for property in Newburyport.


Series IV. Probate Documents includes a bill of sale for a tract of land in Bradford to William Kimball from the estate of Jesse Johnson, and the appointment of William Kimball, Jr. as administrator of the estate of his late father.


Series V. Miscellaneous Material contains a booklet, The Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Second Congregational Church in Newburyport, and a recipe for coloring gold and making silver solder.


Biographical Sketch

William Kimball (1758-1833) was born in Bradford, Massachusetts, on 10 May 1758, the son of Nathan and Susanna(h) George Kimball. Kimball lived most of his life in Newburyport, Mass., and is listed as both a cordwainer and yeoman. He married Hannah Gallashan in Newburyport on 25 November 1784; they had four children: one son and three daughters. He died in Bradford on 1 September 1833.


William Kimball, Jr. (1790-1855) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on 31 January 1790 and married Mary Coll(e)y on 6 November 1814. Ten children are listed in the Newburyport Vital Records. The family moved to Avon, Connecticut, sometime after 1836. Kimball, Jr. died there on 28 December 1855. William Kimball, Jr. was listed as both a goldsmith and trader.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Kimball, William, 1758-1833
Kimball, William, 1790-1855
Second Congregational Church (Newburyport, Mass.)
Account books--1832
Account books--Massachusetts--Newburyport
Deeds
Executors and administrators
Goldsmiths--Massachusetts--Newburyport
Insurance policies

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Kimball Family Papers, MSS 336, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on July 16, 2002 (acc # 28,536). A booklet, Constitution and Laws of the Independent Fire Society (Newburyport, Mass., 1832) was removed and cataloged into the print collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Robert F. Craig, August 2003.


Related Material

Currier, John J. The History of Newburyport, Massachusetts: 1764-1905. Reprint; Somersworth, N. H.: New Hampshire Publishing Co., 1977.


Morrison, Leonard A. and Sharples, Stephen P. History of the Kimball Family in America from 1634 to1897. Reprint; Interlaken, N. Y.: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1981.


Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts. Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907.


Vital Records of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1911.


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